You may have missed it, or just forgot it on the calendar. But if you still want to know an easy way to triple your savings account for education, a home purchase, home repairs or starting your own business, it’s not too late.
There will be a workshop about the CASH program, also known as Individual Development Accounts, in October.
“This is a win-win deal,” said Myrna Krehbiel of Peace Connections. She and Circle of Hope have been trying to get people involved with the accounts through Interfaith Ministries of Wichita.
A CASH, or IDA account, is a savings account designated for the purchase of a home, home repairs, continuing education or starting or expanding a small business. Each deposit made by the account holder is matched two-to-one, with maximum in place based what the account is designated for.
The program, offered through the Kansas Department of Commerce, is primarily funded through tax credit donations.
In order to start an account, the account holder must qualify under income guidelines. For a family of four the household income must be less than $44,700 a year.
“This can help a lot of people,” Krehbiel said. “This is not only for  the quote-unquote poor people.”
To participate the account holder must have a job and put a minimum of $20 per month into the account.
The workshop is tentatively set for Oct. 15, though details have not been completed yet. Registration for the free workshop will be required.
For more information contact Peace Connections and Circles of Hope at 284-000, or Interfaith Housing Services at (620) 662-8370.